In the Spring of 2017, in keeping with the Festival’s educational mission, we expanded our cultural outreach to include daytime screenings of an age-and theme-appropriate film for local public high school students including transportation as an enhancement of their English curriculum on the Holocaust. The program has been a huge success and we have teachers reaching out to us.

This year, the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival expanded the opportunity for all 10th-grade high school students in New Hanover and Pender Counties by offering screenings in both the spring and the fall to be able to include the greatest number of students. We now host over 1,800 participants at the Wilson Center twice a year, in addition to 1000 students at Thalian Hall throughout the year. The film shown is based  on the true story of Holocaust survivor Fanny Ben- Ami who led a group of children when she herself was only twelve years old from France to the Swiss border.